Greenlandic Verbs

Welcome to the 10th lesson about verbs in Greenlandic. We will first learn about the present tense, followed by the past tense, and future tense. We will also analyze some grammar rules, and finally practice how to ask for direction in Greenlandic.

Verbs are used to express an action (I swim) or a state of being (I am). The present tense in Greenlandic conveys a situation or event in the present time. Here are some examples:

Present Tense
Greenlandic
I speak English
Tuluttut oqalussinnaavunga Audio
you speak French
Franskisut oqalussinnaavutit Audio
he speaks German
Tyskisut oqalussinnaavoq Audio
she speaks Italian
Italiamiutut oqalussinnaavoq Audio
we speak Arabic
Arabiamiutut oqalussinnaavugut Audio
they speak Chinese
Kinamiutut oqalussinnaavut Audio

The past tense in Greenlandic conveys a situation or event in the past time. Here are some examples:

Past Tense
Greenlandic
I visited France
Frankrigimiippunga Audio
you visited Italy
Italiamiipputit Audio
he visited Morocco
Morokkomiippoq Audio
she visited China
Kinamiippoq Audio
we visited Mexico
Mexikomiippugut Audio
they visited Kenya
Kenyamiipput Audio

The future tense in Greenlandic conveys a situation or event which is anticipated to happen in the future. Here are some examples:

Future Tense
Greenlandic
I will drink milk
Immummik imerumavunga Audio
you will drink coffee
Kaffisorusupputit Audio
he will drink tea
Tiitorusuppoq Audio
she will drink water
Imermik imerumavoq Audio
we will drink apple juice
Æblejuice-imik imerumavugut Audio
they will drink tea
Tiitorumapput Audio

Now let's take a break and refresh our vocabulary by learning the body parts.

ear
ear Audio
siut
eye
eye Audio
isi
mouth
mouth Audio
qaneq
nose
nose Audio
qingaq
hair
hair Audio
nutsat
face
face Audio
kiinaq
head
head Audio
niaqoq
heart
heart Audio
uummat
hand
hand Audio
assak
fingers
fingers Audio
inuaat
leg
leg Audio
niu
feet
feet Audio
isigat

Travel Phrases in Greenlandic

Imagine yourself in some Greenlandic speaking country. The following travel phrases are highly important and can help you avoid misunderstanding. Try to memorize them and practice!

English
Greenlandic
Can you help me?
Ikiulaannga? Audio
Can I help you?
Ikiorsinnaavakkit? Audio
Where is the airport?
Naak timmisartut mittarfiat? Audio
Go straight
Siumuinnaq ingerlagit Audio
Then
Taava Audio
Turn left
Saamimmut Audio
Turn right
Talerpimmut Audio

I hope this lesson about the verbs in Greenlandic was not hard for you. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

Greenlandic Vocabulary   Greenlandic Vocabulary

Greenlandic Audio   Greenlandic Audio



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